Jul 20, 2011 10:00pm PDT
side's rhetoric squares very well with reality. let's get some perspective now from jon corzine, former democratic governor of new jersey, before that a u.s. senator and ceo of goldman sachs. currently he runs an investment firm mf global holdings limited. also carli fiorina, advisor to republican senatorial committee. also former senior campaign adviser to john mccain and before that ceo of hewlett-packard. let me start with you carly. you heard those sound bites. it seems like ending the corporate jet tax hike would be uncontroversial, but it seems like some of your fellow republicans are drawing a hard line on any revenue-raising proposals whatsoever. do you believe we can make a dent without doing that? >> i think first of all with regard to the rhetoric of millionaires and billionaires, the problem is when you look at the fine print what democrats are really talking about is raising taxes on a family that makes $250,000. and if you're a nurse and a fireman raising two kids, you don't feel very wealthy right now. so i think that's the problem. the rhetoric doesn't match the reality.
Jul 22, 2011 6:00am EDT
, quickly. politico is reporting this, the campaign manager for jon huntsman is leaving her post, quitting. politico reporting the former utah governor is retooling his campaign. staff changes have to do with entering a more aggressive phase. they could do that. >> more aggressive. >> it's easy. it's not the best. the idea of running for president and the reality of doing it heads that way. the campaigns shuffle. >> i think if you sell that, governor, you could sell that as could i. i think jon huntsman may want to speak above a whisper. that may help. >> there's overcorrecting. >> well, with perry out there looming large you better claim your ground now. >> is perry getting in? >> he will. >> first moves. >> come on. >> he bounces around. >> yes. >> he's still a bad imitation of will ferrell imitating george w. bush. >> it's true. i sit there watching this guy go on. i'm like is this an "snl" -- i keep waiting for "snl" to go across the bottom. seriously. >> you guys are terrible. >> no. no. >> come on. >> i know we hear he's doing great and more jobs and taxes than on the planet in $8 bi
Jul 18, 2011 6:00am EDT
, after the media hype, it didn't work. it's passed away. >> we go from jon huntsman to tim pawlenty, a very nice guy, successful minnesota governor. yet the iowa poll that came out suggests tim pawlenty is in big trouble. >> he can't great through. he's on the sunday shows, making speeches at cfr, but he hovers around the 9% margin. if he doesn't make a move quickly, he better watch it. >> a cautionary note on pawlenty. he's been in iowa working for i don't know how long. he's got to be organized for the iowa straw polls in august. i think he's got to outperform whatever present number he has. michele bachmann has been in there three weeks. you have to organize the state and the community. he's probably been in all 99 counties. he might have a surprise showing in the iowa aim straw poll. unless he does, he's in, what was it, deep doo-doo. >> one way to look at it. >> do we arrive at a point where republican candidates -- >> that's the big question. to what degree is this base going to go with anybody but barack? i think romney will prove that out. the race is so unsettled at this po
Jul 21, 2011 6:00am EDT
bernstein and contributing editor gabe sherman. it's kind of funny, what jon stewart said. >> he is funny. what's your point? >> it's kind of not funny, too. seriously. >> it's fascinating. are you doing the reporting? >> i have been. writing a series of web pieces. this is just an epic story. the amount of headlines every day coming out of this story. this, on a normal day would be, you know, a month long story. every headline would have a long shelf life. yet, they keep coming. to me, the next step is what does this mean for the future of news corp. and rupert murdock. who is going to step in if there's a management takeover. >> you talked in your last piece that i read how this seems counter intuitive but it's good for roger ayles. >> for once, all the critics are not talking about fox. fox is not involved in this, as far as we know in the hacking saga. it's a legitimate business. what's going on with murdock's tabloid has nothing to do with fox news. >> explain how his enemy's within his family and news corp. are going up in flames now. that leaves ayles stronger. >> that's been roger